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Barely Room To Breathe
by Walter Rhett
The country just beat back an attack on key structures of its politicaleconomy with barely room to breathe. Four structures came under fierceattack: the separation of powers, the public-private partnership of government and the economy, the protection and support of families,and the international relations that began with fishing rights andcommerce along the Mississippi through the then foreign port of New Orleans.House Republicans tried to use its budget authority to micromanage theexecutive when traditional legislative and court challenges failed. They linked narrow ideology to economic hits to demand its policy.The shutdown's biggest effect was felt outside of govt: on businesses andfamilies (Alaska's crab fisherman, Midwest farmers, concession owners,small manufacturers and suppliers, furloughed workers) who saw theirincome fall. They were the victims of the Republicans shutdown!